January 14, 2016
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Designing charts, graphics and diagrams can vary in difficulty based largely on the tools that you use to create them. Lucidchart, a diagram and chart making platform, provides a simple way to create graphics that are functional and visually impressive. The Lucidchart platform is designed to make “Visual Communication” easier than ever. The company highlights the ability for multiple users to work on the same document at once, allowing collaboration to be seamless. This service has been integrated with Google Docs and is HTML5 ready. If you are looking for deeper integration, the company also provides the Lucidchart API.
2K and Firaxis Games have announced the upcoming release of Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth, a multiplayer science fiction-themed game that is a new addition to the Civilization series of games. Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth will be available for Windows PC, Mac and Linux in fall 2014 (North America) and will be one of the first games to utilize AMD's new Mantle API for enhanced graphics performance.
Twenty Two APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Photos, Payments, Home Automation, and Contacts. Highlighted today are several APIs from Cloud Elements plus an API for Pexels free stock photo service. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.